Out loud at the silly antics and be amazed at the juggling skills during the National Circus Festival, taking place on 12-15 November in Tralee, Co Kerry. The event is one of the most exciting emerging festivals in Ireland, lighting up the country every November in an explosion of clowns, fun, skill and acrobatics. Since its humble beginnings as a juggling convention back in 2000, it now includes many events. At the heart of the festival is Circus Siamsa, a public variety show held at the Siamsa Tíre Theatre. The National Circus Festival is a showcase for contemporary urban circus and features top national and international performers, hosted by Fanzini Productions.